London Eye Pier

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London Eye Pier
BSicon BOOT.svg  London River Services
Waterloo Pier 1.jpg
Locale River Thames, London, UK
Transit type River bus and tourist/leisure services
Owner London River Services
Other operators and services
Portal icon London Transport portal

The London Eye Pier[1] (or Waterloo Millennium Pier) is directly in front of the London Eye Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in Central London, England.

It is served by various river transport and cruise operators in conjunction with London River Services.

It should not be confused with the former Waterloo Police Pier, on the opposite side of the river on Victoria Embankment next to Waterloo Bridge, which has since been renamed the Tower Lifeboat Station and has been the base for the RNLI's Thames lifeboat service since 2006.[2]

Construction[edit]

The pier was designed by Beckett Rankine[3] and built by Tilbury Douglas (now Interserve), principally to act as a collision protection system for the London Eye.

It was one of five new piers opened in 2000 on the Thames funded by the Millennium Commission as part of the Thames 2000 project (the others being Blackfriars Millennium Pier, Millbank Millennium Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, and Westminster Millennium Pier), as part of an integrated transport and regeneration strategy for the Thames led by London's Cross River Partnership.[4]

Services[edit]

The pier is served by various services including:

Waterloo is a turnaround point for the commuter boat; upriver services call at Embankment, then Waterloo, where they begin the downriver service back towards Bankside.

Transport links[edit]

London Underground
National Rail
London River Services
London Buses

Buses stopping on Westminster Bridge are the nearest services.

Local attractions[edit]

Preceding station   London River Services   Following station
Terminus
Commuter Service
Terminus
Tate to Tate
Terminus
Terminus
Westminster to Greenwich Express Service

References[edit]

  1. ^ London Eye Pier Route Map PDF
  2. ^ "Tower Lifeboat Station website". 2006-05-08. Archived from the original on 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  3. ^ Beckett Rankine – London Eye Pier Design
  4. ^ "Ken Livingstone Opens New Millennium Commission Funded Pier". The Millennium Commission press release. 2000-07-13. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 

Coordinates: 51°30′12″N 0°07′14″W / 51.50341°N 0.120527°W / 51.50341; -0.120527